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Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
have breaking news right now. we are just getting word there is a gunman inside a bank of america branch. that is all the information we have right now. it is a main thorough fair. we are working to get more information. as soon as we do we will bring it to you. once again, a gunman inside a bank of america branch. more details coming up as we get them. >>> we have yet to learn the full effect of the tsunami surge that devastated fishing facilities. ktvu's jim vargas live. >> reporter: it looks like crab season will end a month early. >> reporter: a lot of fishing boats weathered the tsunami out at sea but the ducks they call home are destroyed. the next closest facilities are in eureka. >> it's got to be a eight hour run, i believe. eight hours extra fuel both ways. >> reporter: he says be ready to pay more for crab. >> the price will go up. it will have an effect on everything. >> reporter: many fisherman with r getting ready for salmon season. fisherman are still uncertain how many fish there are to catch. a lot of north coast fisherman may end up in the san francisco area. >>
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Mar 6, 2011 9:00am PST
are going to help create more jobs in america, if we're going to help save our children from bankruptcy, we've got to take america off this fiscally irresponsible path. that we're borrowing almost 40 cents on the dollar. much of it from the chinese. and sending the bill to our children and grandchildren. so house republicans put forth a proposal that would keep the government open, the senate frankly has had plenty of time to consider it. they wanted more time so we gave them two more weeks, but i hope they would join us. i agree with dick, i hope we can work on a bipartisan nation to put the nation on fiscally sustainable path. >> chris: let me break in, if i may. i might note in my answer to the question neither of you said democrats, whether you're willing to accept more cuts, republicans, whether you are willing to accept more cuts. you keep talking about meeting the republicans halfway. let's watch. >> democrats ready to meet the republicans halfway on this, that would be fair. >> my administration has already put forward specific cuts that meet congressional republicans
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
america branch, 663 tamalpais drive. heather holmes is on the scene. we are going to get to her in a minute. right now she is gathering information. as soon as she is ready we will go to her. >>> the death count in japan, 1900. some officials 10,000 people are dead from the earthquake and tsunami, which they upgrated today to a 9.0. a japanese news agency said 2,000 bodies washed up. 3,000 other are reported missing and 450,000 more are staying in shelters. tonight concerns over a melt down at one of the nuclear plants in japan are mounting following a hydrogen explosion that fukushima daiichi plants. all of the plants lost their cooling system in the earthquake and tsunami last friday. a travel warning today for u.s. citizens, not to go to japan unless absolutely necessary. flights have resume in japan. 1200 american citizens are in the northeastern part of the country. >> in the bay area, the red cross and san francisco leaders are coordinating fund raising efforts for earthquake and tsunami victims in japan. they have met with a representative from the japanese consulate who tol
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
congresswoman gathered with abortion right supporters in san francisco today. the pro choice america group held their power of choice luncheon. they vowed to fight and speak up for a woman's right to chose. she said she received thousands of phone calls from people thanking her for telling her story. >>> road work on 880 backed up traffic today. crews started the repairs around 8:30 and finished two hours later. another crew was working on a road that doesn't exist today. coming up today, tom vacar as a look inside the hole that will surround that new road and tell us about the dangers facing the workers. >>> on to weather now. finally, what a great day here. especially given what we have had this month. 22 days of rain? >> yeah. right. out of the last 20 some days, 80% -- rain. we got a break today and this week. the thing you will notice, tree pollen. you may have noticed them today. we go outside to our radar, and you can see there are clouds and we are still -- have weather systems up north. they will stay up there for a couple days. one of these will drop down and give us increa
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Mar 15, 2011 4:30am PDT
-old finally walked out of the bank of america just after 10:15 last night. that's where the man held police at bay for more than six hours. officers say it all started when the suspect walked into the bank some time around 4:30 in the afternoon and took six customers and three bank employees hostage with a bb gun. the man eventually let everyone leave and negotiators were able to convince him to surrender. >> he's upset with the government. he blames president obama for some issues. the c.e.o. of bank of america, inequality in america. so there's a lot of things that he's upset with. >> police also say he could undergo a psychiatric evaluation. >>> well, today is the deadline for pg&e to show its gas pipeline pressure levels are safe. the deadline is a result of the deadly explosion in san bruno last september that killed eight people. the california public utilities commission says if pg&e cannot prove that its gas pipelines are operating safely, extensive tests may be ordered. the cpuc could even order the utility company to replace some of those pipelines. >>> right now it is 4:39
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Mar 13, 2011 9:00am PDT
effort right after the break. we're america's natural gas. and here's what we did today in homes all across america: we created the electricity that powered the alarm clocks and brewed the coffee. we heated the bathwater and gave kelly a cleaner ride to school. cooked the cube steaks and steamed the veggies. entertained dad, and mom, and a neighbor or two. kept watch on the house when they slept. and tomorrow we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant and ready now. we're america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. but when i was diagnosed with prostate cancer... i needed a coach. our doctor was great, but with so many tough decisions i felt lost. unitedhealthcare offered us a specially trained rn who helped us weigh and understand all our options. for me cancer was as scary as a fastball is to some of these kids. but my coach had hit that pitch before. turning data into useful answers. we're 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. curtis: welcome back to geico gecko: caller steve, go
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm PST
telling us, so far so good. >>> also could the america's cup bring some unwanted visitors, the risks of holding the race in the bay. >>> and coverage on the protest at uc berkeley. where several students have chained themselves to the edge of a ledge. tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> we're monitoring breaking news at uc berkeley. protesters are still on a ledge. our john sasaki is there, we will check back in with him in just about five minutes coming up at 50:00. >>> president obama authorized u.s. air lifts. he again called on libyan leader gadhafi to step down. mr.obama said mr. gadhafi has lost his legitimacy and called the ongoing violence in libya quote appalling. the president's statements came during a meeting with mexican president calderon. >> mexico played a leading role at the united nations in suspending libya from the union rights council. >> reporte
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Feb 28, 2011 5:00pm PST
news and sports crews from around the world cover the 2014 america's cup. reporting live from treasure island, tom vacar, channel 2 news. >>> we have more video of the construction and progress taken this morning by our news chapper 2. you can view it by going to ktvu.com and clicking on the bay bridge tab. >>> the field of candidates for san francisco mayor officially got longer, but today's announcement by board of supervisor's president came as no real surprise. >> i think that i have a record of actually building bridges here at city hall and actually doing the tough work on the challenges that we have. >> we checked with the registrar's office this afternoon and he joins 30 other candidates, several are familiar faces in san francisco politics, including former supervisors, may micala hall. the election won't be until november. >>> the san bruno gas line explosion will be a major topic this week. the national transportation safety board opens three days of hearings tomorrow on last september's pipeline blast that killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes. ten pg&e employees
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
america and for the system not to send anymore students to japan. the number one school in the system for placing students in study abroad programs. the office of international programs is located near campus dorms. international students are ahoused up aboard. the chancellor says he wants students home from japan. reid says extra people can have problems for water shortage. unlike the damage done by the earthquake and tsunami waters, radio active gas isn't limited to the area of release. san francisco state has 175 students in foreign programs. sonoma state comes in second with 80 students studying aboard. right now, officials at the school are coordinating their return back to america. we are trying to reach some of those officials this morning. reporting live from sf state kraig debro. >>> bay area scientists are also closely watching the ridduation levels in jay -- radiation levels in japan. the national atmospheric release advisory center is based at the lawrence advisory board. they can't to check wind changes and rain patterns to see if that changes. stay with us on the continu
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
winning vote for the last america's cup, it is in san francisco right now. it didn't sail here, it was brought here in pieces on another boat and you'll find out why. there's an interesting reason, it's coming up next. >>> first, let's take a look at the numbers. stocks closed higher partly due to a report. the dow closed at 10,926. we'll be right back. ougog t bk. atst fwa. wi cseuidesi yr arho, u stnaa cte, wi cseuidesi hise a de. yr arho, ke sp rwdte, >>> the oracle arrived early this morning in san francisco. it didn't sail here, but instead arrived in pieces. the mask is too tall. it's said to be the ambassador for the america's cup race. the boat arrived two weeks before a new study is set to be released. the study will show how much the property deal will cost the city of san francisco. >>> well mark is here with sports. i don't think i have seen too many people excited about spring training. >> the real deal is always the best. when you are a baseball fanatic, you take what you can get. a couple interesting stories developing for the giants played out on the field today. one is
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
. i have so many opportunities in america and latin america. i can't wait to do music my own way, sing my own way, write my own songs, just perform to my best ability. i get to come back for the finale. i can't wait to see the contestants. there's so green great things. our songs are on itunes. buy our songs. help, japan. thank you so much for everything. all of my fans, thank you for watching and voting. >> you are a wonderful young lady and a great talent. we're claiming you as a star even though you were voted off last night. karen -- karen la guardia -- karen rodriquez. let's take it back to tori. >>> one hefty donation to japan is fashion designer, yanai. other donors include sandra bullock who donated $1 million to the red cross and lady gaga is donating the preaide -- the proceeds to a $5 bracelet. >>> first lady michelle, obama, her mother and first daughter, sasha and malia will join the president's on his trip to brazil, chile and el salvador. the president is going to focus on jobs and drug violence. now, donald rumsfeld said instead of going to latin america -- donald
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Mar 27, 2011 5:30am PDT
no longer have the central kind of influence in america at large or african-american communities in particular that it once had. and i think, therefore, this conversation is critical because in christian theology resurrection follows death. we can't be resurrected if we don't admit that we're dead. >> who is more influential, oprah, jay-z, start going down -- >> right there. >> we begin to talk about the role of the black church or role of black churches in the life of communities, we need to understand african-american communities are dynamic. they are complex. that complexity reflects in very interesting ways the material conditions under which black folks -- >> jay-z is not representative of an institution. barack obama is catching hell today -- >> not an institution. >> not a viable. it's not an institution capable of producing anything. not producing anything. >> someone argues in the same way that 2004 allowed black churches allowed to deliver votes for president bush, the hip-hop delivered votes to president obama in 2008. >> do black preachers still have the sway they had 50
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
congressional hearings this week on the safety of america's nuclear power plants. some members of congress want a moratorium on new plants. and they want to halt operations at facilities in earthquake prone areas like those in california at least until the full extent of the damage in japan is known. there are more than 100 nuclear reactors in the u.s. and the fear is a similar catastrophe could happen here. but u.s. officials say safeguards are in place to deal with it. >> whenever there's any new information we always take that information into consideration and make changes if necessary. but right now we continue to believe that nuclear power plants in this country operate safely and securely. >> reporter: and the white house says president obama still believes nuclear power is an important part of america's energy future. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:15. california has two nuclear power plants. and the operators say they can with stand large earthquakes. in northern san diego county and diablo canyon plant. pg&e says diablo can
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00am PDT
trump says the president should be heading today instead of south america. >>> good morning, westbound 24 traffic looks pretty good heading up to the high-rise. another update straight ahead. >>> we are covering developing news out of libya this morning. the government has closed its commercial air space to all traffic. as ktvu alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom this comes after u.s., france, and britain get ready to launch air strikes. alison. >> reporter: france says it's prepared to launch strikes within hours. in a dramatic turn around the u.n. security council voted to use all necessary measures to stop libya's leader from attacking his own people. this is a lock at the celebrations on the streets of benghazi. a fierce fite seems eminent. >> this resolution should send a strong message to colonel gadhafi and his regime that the violence must stop, the killing must stop, and the people of libya must be protected. >> reporter: it is still unclear how the international operation and military strikes against gadhafi's regime might unfold. two arab countries are ex
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Mar 3, 2011 10:00pm PST
, america. >>> developing news tonight at uc berkeley where eight protesters just ended their daring protest high atop a building on campus. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the protesters with perched for hours. within the last 30 minutes they came down. ktvu news has been following developments since these incidents began. jana katsuyama is here to show us the latest developments that happened. >> reporter: thins changed very quickly in the last hour. the steps are empty but they still have the metal barricades. some police officers have been coming out of the building now after a very long stand off that lasted about 7.5 hours. take a look at this video that we took just about 30 minutes ago. when the students that were on the ledge were finally led out. it was a moment where the students were cheering, they were raising their hands in victory. so let me tell you they were up there for about 7.5 hours and it was the end of a very long day. it was about 2:00 p.m. when protesters swarmed the steps of wheeler. students said they were protesting tui
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
- mails allegedly from bank of america that they claim will expose corruption and fraud. they operate under the name unanimous. these documents are connected to reports that bank of america has improperly foreclosed on homes. the bank of america says the documents were stolen. and they are not related to foreclosure. >>> 6:21 a glitch with chipper -- clipper cards turned out to be a very expensive problem. how the agency in charge respond. >>> also bay area residents that just came back from that quake zone in japan are home and safe. they will tell their stories of survival and how they were able to escape the disaster zone. >>> good morning, right now traffic on bay area bridges is getting a little busier. the traffic is okay at the bay bridge but the metering lights are on. a little bit of wet weather for your morning commute. you should leave your house earlier to make it easy on a monday. let's go bang back to the desk. >>> clipper cards have become an expensive card. the combined charges more than $14,000. the agency in charges of the cards say they are not sure happen lead up t
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
-- >> they would have panelists who are members of mosque in america, you know, leaders of muslim communities but they don't have that. >> reporter: mike says the hearing is whipping up paranoia. >> that's what happened when we were incarcerated. >> reporter: american-muslim group says the focus of the hearing is too narrow. >> a hearing that focuses on one community, would be counter productive. >> reporter: peter's list of witnesses include keith, the first american's muslim elected to congress. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> berkeley is vowing to fight a lawsuit alleging it looked the other way involving an attack on a jewish student. she was holding a sign in support of izraal. >>> aaa is predicting gas prices could top $4 a gallon by the end of the week. prices increased 50 cents in the past month. san francisco's average hit $3.97 today. in oakland and san jose, expect to pay $3.93 on average. the bay area technology will lead california out of its job deficit. california will face a double digit unemployment rate till the beginning of 2013. but business investment a
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Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm PST
denominator is that customers are leaving the machines with their cards in the slot. bank of america, home to three atms and hundreds of customers. >> bank of america, i can use the touch screen. >> reporter: it's the key pad getting customers in trouble. police captain richard. >> we have a suspect that will glue the keys. >> reporter: with the glue the suspect lingers and waits. >> a victim enters the card, a pin number and hit enter. the key sticks. >> frustrated, the customers left the atm, went inside the branch, but by the time they came out, it was too late. with 22 victims in the city within 9 weeks, he sent out a tweet. warning residents about the crime. >> criminals are innovative. >> economy is rough. they are doing different stuff. >> reporter: they arrested william boyle in connection with the crime but more suspects could be out there. >> if your card doesn't come out of the machine, don't walk away, use the telephone, call us, call the bank. >> reporter: police did not say what led them to boyle. but he faces charges. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police say playing the lot
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00am PDT
francisco plans to handle the big crowds at america's cup. >>> why some homeowners in mountain view may be glad they bought mobile homes. >>> also the surprise in the barry bonds perjury trial. >>> good morning. southbound 101, northbound 101 looking pretty good. and macarthur maze traffic also looks good. getting out to oakland. we'll have another look at traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> good morning to you. welcome back. this is the ktvu channel 2 morning news. it's already thursday march 31st. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. seems like a very nice thursday. let's check in with steve. >>> it will be, pam and dave. clear skies, temperatures upper 40s to 60 in san francisco. all signs point towards sunshine today. i mean right from the start. so 70s and low to mid-80s, possibility of record highs again today. we had six on wednesday and maybe even more today. here's sal. >>> steve, right now traffic is moving well on the san mateo bridge. looking good getting out to the high-rise as we continue to watch the traffic get busier. we still have a
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00am PDT
america trip by a few hours to return to d.c. to deal with the crisis. he's facing questions about the scope and leadership of the coalition effort. he says it's saving lives, but many are wondering how far the u.s. will go to help rebels under siege by gadafi. >> we are going to be examining all our options. >> reporter: now secretary of state hillary clinton said in an interview that gadafi could be looking for a way out of the country. she says she's been told that people close to him have been reaching out to others around the world asking for help. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:17. well, six libyan villagers are recovering after being shot by american soldiers. military officials say the villagers were helping the air force pilot after their jet crashed earlier this week. officials say when a u.s. rescue chopper flew in to pick up the pilots they started firing on the friendly villagers. despite that incident the villagers say they're not angry. they say they want american involvement including air strikes to continue.
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
embark on a five-day trip to latin america. the president is scheduled to visit brazil, chile, and el salvador. he's taking the trip to focus on drugs and security. first lady michelle obama and her mother and daughters will make the trip also. >>> donald trump that is considering a run for president that says instead of going to latin america president obama should be going to japan. he says it would be brilliant. >>> on capitol hill a bill that was approved in the house to cut off spending for national public radio is not expected to gain traction in the u.s. senate. the bill was passed yesterday mostly along party lines. this was the second time the public radio was targeted in the house of representatives. last month lawmakers voted to strip money for public radio but it was rejected by the u.s. senate. >>> the new york times website is going to get more expensive if you use it a lot. the newspaper will allow everyone to look at as many as 20 articles, videos, and slide shows every month for free. after that it will be asking visitors to choose a four week subscription plan cos
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
newsroom after new details. alison. >> reporter: pam, president obama continues his south america trip today in chile. his aids insist he is capable of dealing with the situation in libya while engaging in talks in south america. over the weekend the u.s. took the lead of launching attacks in libya including this one at moammar gadhafi's compound. the u.s. will soon play more of a backup role in the international effort to protect libyan civilians. back in washington a number of democrats and republicans are speaking out saying they are confused about the u.s. role and the goal of the mission. >> we have not discovered who it is in libya we are trying to support. obviously the people that are against gadhafi but who? >> reporter: as for whether gadhafi will stay in power, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen said in several television interviews yesterday it's uncertain how the operation will end and it's a possibility that gadhafi will survive it politically. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:18. pg&e is scrambling now to create an opt
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Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
the mainstay of municipal policing today and in america. in all of those you have officers who are unhappy. >> reporter: the system is being upgraded to today's standards. mariame whitfield has lived in oakland and says she has noticed an improvement. >> we used to have a lot of robberies in the area. the neighborhood was not safe anymore. but they are getting more and more secure. >> reporter: now as to the riff between him and major gene quan he says the media -- jean quan, he says the media is making more than what it is. >>> u.s. officials hope congress today that in light of the catastrophe in japan they are keeping a very close eye on america's nuclear facilities. >> review of this information combined with our ongoing inspection and licensing over sight, allow us to say with confidence that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. >>> nuclear officials told the senate economy they are review u.s. plan particularly the ability to protect against natural disaster and power outages. as for japan, one expert predicted recovery will be slow. >> long term cooling of the reactor
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Mar 1, 2011 4:30am PST
chihuahuas to new york. it is part of operation chihuahua. the dogs will be flown on a virgin america plane to new york. it is being done because there are so many chihuahuas in california shelters. but there's a great demand for them on the east coast. ktvu's jade hernandez will have more on operation chihuahua. that is coming up at 5:00 . >>> right now we want to check in with sal for a look at traffic this morning. sal. >>> all right. pam, good morning to you. traffic is doing very well around the bay area to start off with anyway. here we are on westbound interstate 80. it looks pretty good coming out to the macarthur maze. looking at chp's list there's not a lot going on which is nice to start off the morning with very little to talk about here. the traffic at the toll plaza looks good coming in westbound. and it is nice drive across the bridge. also this morning we're looking at san jose and 280, 101, 85 all looking good. this live picture shows 280 downtown and it is light. at 4:39 let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you, sir. we have mostly clear skies right now. some patchy fog
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Mar 21, 2011 4:30am PDT
limiting america's role in the operation against moammar gadhafi. the assaults that gab saturday have so far succeeded in scattering an isolated gadhafi's forces. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the crisis in japan. over night an evacuation order is in place at one of the nuclear reactor plants. the reactor could be overheating. over the weekend a sudden surge of pressure almost lead to the release of radio active gas in the atmosphere. >>> we are getting our first look at a miraculous rescue nine days after the earthquake and tsunami. we first tole you on mornings on two about the rescue of an 80-year-old woman and teenage grandson. the 16-year-old was able to pull himself out of a flattened home and called out for help. he lead rescuers inside to his grandmother. current estimates 18,000 people killed in that earthquake and tsunami. >>> the time is 4:38 on mismonday -- on this monday morning. let's check in with sal. >>> the traffic is doing well to start off on a monday morning. let's go to the east bay first. this is a look at interstate 880 oakland. traffic is moving well i
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Mar 2, 2011 6:20am PST
environment is good enough to go public, that signals optimism in corporate america. vencey over on the nasdaq marketing in london. so good. we'll see what happens. we do see a little lower opening we will check in with in a moment. >> thank you for joining us here on the ktvu morning news wednesday, march 2nd i'm dave clark. >> own i'm partly cloudy -- and i'm pam cook. >>> it could take up to two months to find out what killed a san francisco man at a lake tahoe ski resort. he was snow boarding at north star at tahoe on sunday when he became separated from his friend. now his body was later found in a tree well. investigators say it's still not clear if he crashed into the tree or suffocated after hitting a snow bank. >>> parents in san francisco are bracing for the worst after more than 400 pink slips were handed out by the school board. >> it's a travesty. it's a shame we have to go through this. it's a shame we have to deal with this. it's our kids that suffer. >> layoff notices go around this time of year as a precaution. 172 teachers along with teachers aids and administrators go
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
minutes in sports, the president's advice for both sides of this dispute. >>> the first america's cup race in the bay area is only 16 months away. and today ktvu learned about a closed door meeting in san francisco between regulators and environmentists aimed at attacking one of the sticky issues surrounding the rate. the environment. john fowler is live now with how both sides are scrambling to beat a deadline. >> reporter: it's a spectacular evening out here on the bay, chilly but just beautiful. look at this. to protect what makes this so special and still pull off the world's premier sailboat race, san francisco is turning traditional environmental review on its head. >> i can't wait, it's going to be like we're battling for it right here. >> reporter: sailors worldwide are already planning trips here. environmentists are weary. >> right now the boat yards around the bay area generally are in very bad shape. >> reporter: there's concern about raw sewage and contamination from boat work. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come. >> reporter: chopper 2 shows us its a mas
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
raised fares this year. delta american, jetblue, american and airtran, also virgin america have also increased their prices. >>> the obama administration is considering tapping into the strategic oil reserve to deal with the soaring gas prices and to protect economic growth. president obama's chief of staff, william daley, said yesterday the option of utilizes the emergency stockpile is on the table. the reserve contains $737 million barrels of oil. >>> on wall street, stocks closed lower this morning as the gas prices kept rising, amid fear the fuel prices will hurt the economy. the dow closed at 12,090. the nasdaq closed at 2,746. >>> researchers today are hailing what may be breakthrough in alzheimer's disease. new at 6:00, john fouler tells us -- fowler tell us there's new hope for stopping that disease. >> reporter: self-killing plaque clogs the patients of -- the brains of patients, alzheimer's. >> i have to -- i still read books and sometimes it's gone. i read the paper, sometimes it's gone. >> reporter: we've learned what scientists have made what may be a breakthrough. resea
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Mar 6, 2011 10:00pm PST
of -- >> i don't want them to be able to stand up and claim, see we told you, america is at war with islam. that's one of the main recruiting arguments. i think that's why we need to be careful about how we use the instrumentality of the government in investigative hearings. h e a rings. >> he objects to its singling out a particular community. >>> a wide earthquake hit this morning. there are no reports of any injuries of damage. meanwhile a strong magnitude 6.2 quake hit parts of chile this morning. it caused a rock slide on the border with bolivia. several quakes have rattled northern chile recently. most of them a magnitude five or less. but last year a magnitude quake killed 800 people. >>> people had to be rescued when an oil rig caught fire today. this coast guard video shows the rig burning about 50 miles south of grand isle on the louisiana coast. the men were picked up but a good samaritan. the rig's owner said the facility had been shut down two weeks ago and was not producing oil during the time of the fire. there are no reports of any leaks from the fire. >>> nearing the
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Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm PDT
america in marin. we now know why that man is so upset. >> he isn't after money but he feels ripped off. rights now negotiators are trying to end a standoff on core data ma deer a. police have several intersections blocked. heather homes has been on the scene all evening as investigators work to end the situation peacefully. heather. >> reporter: it's not cash but a conversation the man tonight is demanding to speak to the ceo of bank of america saying the bank ripped him off. right now here at this 76 gas station across the street from the bank negotiators are inside talking the man trying to talk him out. but i'm told that they'll wait it out until they learn the man is mentally ill and hasn't been taking his medication. ktvu cameras caught the man with a bank of america grudge. walking around a benke took over 6 hours ago. >> i was trembling. >> reporter: she said she was depositing a check and she went silent and a look of fear on her hive. >> he was not pointing the gun to anybody, he was moving the gun, he told me if you want to get out just get out. >> reporter: silva though was
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00am PDT
latin america. apparently the staff didn't -- know he was coming home and the door was locked. he had a similar mishap on a visit to china. he tried to make a graceful exit. he pulled and tugged on two big doors, realized his mistake and went out the other door. >>> sal is watching our commute. a busy morning. what's happening? >> i had an awkward moment. we're all human. take a look at san francisco. we have the windshield wiper on the camera. northbound 101 is slow. you'll be driving in heavy rain. it's going to be windy as well, a big backup. the rain is never great for commuting. you already know that. you might want to consider taking public transportation. if you're on transit, drop me a tweet. i'd love to hear from you, especially if you see something that's a problem. 880 north and southbound, that traffic is moving along well. if you're watching, some people are just listening, if you're watching a little bit of wind moving through. let's did to steve. >>> we've had moderate steady rain. if you don't have to leave the house, i wouldn't. the first system got kicked out bec
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00am PST
a bank of america atm similar to this one. what the customer did, the customer put the card inside of the machine and then typed in the key code. once the key code came up, the customer realized that. enter button had been glued down. thieves are targeting atm users and the customers can't finish the process because the key gets stuck in the machine. the customer goes inside the bank and leaves the information or card back up on the screen. a local paper report says the police said since january there have been four of these type of thefts in the district. thieves are using glue guns to press the buttons down. the penalty for getting caught for this is a misdemeanor and it's a less violent crime, is why it's believed thieves are doing this. >> it's pretty daft ardly -- dastardly. [ laughter ] >> reporter: you can call inside the bank if you have trouble using your cell phone. they advise not leaving the machine while the information is up. you can use the keypad if you have trouble and that will get your information on the screen and card back before the thieves can step in. jade h
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Mar 29, 2011 10:00pm PDT
america shareholders are suing the bank claiming they suffered as part of the fore closure process. you may recall the largest bank temporarily froze foreclosures. the suit filed yesterday in new york claims the company's mismanagement of home loans is to blame for the stock prices following 2.5%. >>> radiation from full body scanners may not be as dangerous as previously feared. >>> uc berkeley says the machines postno significant health threat. even though they use ionizing radiation which is known to cause cancer. they determined the doses are low, less than 1% of laid kwroeugs a person gets from flying in an airport -- of radiation a person gets from flying in an airport. >>> here in this napa valley vineyard, the question many are asking now is why. >>> chief meteorologist bill martin will tell us how warm we are expected to get tomorrow. his complete forecast is coming up. >>> in napa tonight we're learning about a horrible discovery at a local vineyard. ktvu's rob roth tells us someone shot and killed three sheep who were grazing there and now several more are now missing. >> rep
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00am PST
we find out who america is rooting for, but not before a performance by adam lambert. you can watch all the action right here on ktvu channel 2 at 8:00 tonight. make sure you join us tomorrow right here on mornings on 2, pam cook will be talking to the first eliminated contestant live at 745:67:89 ready for that? >> yeah, i'm going to feel bad, there's a lot of talent this year. >>> a search is on for a gunman in oakland. we just with the victim's family many the last half hour. he's going to tell us what he learned from them. >>> also, stop and help feed the hungry. they're hoping to make a difference.
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm PDT
overstep his authority, however. >> this isn't america versus libya, this is the world. this is an extraordinary's chievement by our president and secretary of state -- extraordinary achievement. my view he is did the right thing. >> the senate passed a resolution three weeks ago urging them to take action. >>> right now in san francisco a demonstration is getting underway to protest u.s. military involvement in libya. these are live pictures here of the protestors gathering outside the federal building at 7th and mission streets. the protestors are calling for an end to the bombing in libya. organizers say they are opposed to, quote, a third u.s. war in a muslim country. a similar protest is taking place in new york city. others are set for tomorrow in l.a., chicago, and baltimore. >>> same-sex marriages will not be allowed to take place while the legal fight over prop 8 continues. today the 9th circuit court of appeals refused to allow those marriages while it considers the constitutionality of the ban. they urged the appeals court to lift a stay on the marriages. same-sex couple
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Mar 5, 2011 10:00pm PST
young medical students went on an eight month trip around latin america and saw firsthand the effects of extreme poverty and repression. che helped fidel castro rise to power in 1959. >>> 35 hours after one u.s. rocket crashed into the ocean, another on a top secret mission, successfully lifted off from cape canaveral this evening. >> and liftoff of the united launch alliance atlas 5 rocket carrying the second otv. >> atop the rocket is the unmanned x37b spacecraft which some believe is a u.s. spy satellite. the air force deny that is claim. the craft looks like a smaller version of the space shuttle both designed to glide back to earth. there are reports it will stay in orbit for nine months. today's successful launch of the atlas 5 from florida follows yesterday's crash of a rocket from van denburg air force base in southern california. the $434 satellite named glory fell into the pacific ocean after failing to reach orbit. >> a very different kind of balloon flight in la where dozens of balloons lifted a flying house into the air. national geographic released this video today of their
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm PST
. san francisco at the bank of america building to seek what he surely knew he already had. that was the endorsement of the bay area council. the significance of that endorsement is his plans supporting not only cuts but his plan also supporting tax extensions on a june special election ballot. brown also indicate had the he is getting close to enough republican support to put those tax extensions on the ballot. the deadline is next thursday. and brown says failure to approve the tax question will lead to staggering cuts. >> i didn't come here to try to put sugar and syrup on the problem. i'm telling you the way it is and the way it is, it's either 12.5 billion in cuts or 25 billion. that's the way, i am not trying to make it as painless as possible. >> reporter: governor brown was in san francisco today, the work on his budget continues in sacramento. we'll talk about that at 6:00. the budget plan he has is closer to a vote next week. but it is getting very close to that important deadline if he wants those tax exemptions on a ballot. >>> and the most up to date information we have
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
america's top nuclear regulator will make that claim when he appears before congress this congress. >>> and gap wants to make a deal with you but the promotion ends today. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> traffic is going to be affected by a crash on 24 at st. stevens. 4 is backed up all the way to walnut creek. we'll keep an eye on this update. another traffic update, minutes ahead. >>> 7:15. all this morning and you know, we're focusing on the dangers and big questions around nuclear safety and what's happening with nuclear reactors and what could happen in this country. that's what congress will be talking about. alison burns has more. >> reporter: energy secretary, steve be chu, is testifying before a house commit -- steven championship, -- steven chu is testifying with and reiterated that u.s. nuclear plans are safe. but a few members of the committee are not buying it. they point to m
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00am PST
should be a more tolerant tone in america and inclusive of all religion and all communities. >>> two men from sacramento county, ages 68 and 78, they were shot while walking through their neighborhood friday afternoon. one of the men died there at the scene. the other is still in the hospital with very serious injuries. the council on american islamic relations is offering this word and they are questioning why the victims were mistaken for muslims. >> this is a community war we're raising our children and to see some of these attacks, every time i look at my baby daughter, i think what kind of future will -- will she have? >> that organization will hold a news conference at 10:00. >>> there is a new warden at san quentin. 56-year-old mike martel has been named for the job. he started 30 years ago there. >>> governor jerry brown, according to the chronic kell, governor brown is upset that oakland and alameda county pay $25 million a year for a team stadium that is no longer usable. and this could affect stadiums for the raiders and the 49ers. >>> animal lovers who favor lega
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Mar 4, 2011 10:00pm PST
tonight until sundown tomorrow america is being asked to unplug its electronic devices. easier said than done. [ music ] >> and new information tonight about a south bay nightclub with a troubled past. we have learned it will soon be replaced with another business. [ music ] . >> live stormtracker 2. >> live radar images, keeping you ahead of the storm. >> our next storm is rapidly approaching the bay area coastline. still have some rain and snow. >> cutting edge technology that zeros in on the technology where you live. >> and when you need to know now, live storm tracker 2 is on ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com. live storm tracker 2, complete bay area coverage. . >>> new at 10, the challenge is on. can americans turn off technology for 24 hours? right now the second annual national day of unplugging is underway. ktvu's deborah villalon is in san francisco where she saw some people plugged in who are finding it easier than others. deborah? >> reporter: well, first to clarify, we don't want you to unplug your t.v. this event is aimed at smart phones. at social networking, tweets and texts. a
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00am PDT
and the judges. but america will make the final decision. and tonight we find out who will be the third idol hopeful to be eliminated. you can watch all the action of that elimination right here on ktvu. the results show kicks off at 8:00 p.m. >>> all right. time now 5:57. more rain, some flooded roads waiting for you as your morning commute begins. we're on storm watch all over the bay area. we have live reports on exactly where the problems are. >>> plus things are getting more and more interesting in the
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm PDT
treatment in paris also serves that purpose. >> 12,000 people in america who have been diagnosed with aids, and they're being forced to flee the country, because people don't understand that. now, suddenly, rock hudson has been forced to flee the country to get treatment for aids. >> as far as we know, he has never made a public for announcement about aids, and we consider it a national health crisis and hopefully now, he will feel better about stepping forward and saying something that this is a crisis and this is what the government is going to do about it. >> it was a secret apparently on the public. so another question is being asked now, how will that affect other celebrities who may also be in the closet? >> the whole issue of whether or not he's gay, and if this will encourage other people to do such is a whole arena of speculation and hope within the gay community. >> rock hudson left paris after a few weeks and returned to los angeles where he lost his battle with aids on october 2nd, 1985. he had revealed his illness at a time when that was something a star simply didn't do.
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Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm PDT
in america close. the relief agency is offering shelter, supplies, and health services. a huge wall of mud forced four families out of their homes on carson street. four others have restricted access. on tuesday night the city council declared local emergency. >>> in pleasant santon, police report a happy ending after a little boy was found wandering alone outside a wal-mart store at 3:00 a.m. police said the toddler was wearing just a the shirt and diapers. officers say he has not learned to talk yet but was smiling a lot so he wasn't upset. a wal-mart manager found the boy when he stepped outside to take a break. he called police and officers took the child into protective custody into they got a frantic call from his mother about 6:00 a.m. she and the boy had just moved in across the street to an apartment designed for someone in a wheelchair. >> the door handle's positioned relatively low on the door and the deadbolt was released by depressing the handle. the child was able to do that and get out. >> police said the boy crossed six lanes of a normally-busy street. fortunately th
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm PDT
south america, primarily computer and electronic products. >> there's a lot of growth going on in brazil and throughout latin america. for every billion dollars that we export to a region like latin america, we create 5,000 jobs at home. the issue of latin america trade has congress in a standoff. republicans want to pass trade deals. american demand for small fuel- efficient japanese cars hoose shot up since the tsunami. the run on those cars started when japanese automakers shut down their plants because of all of the damage from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. >>> a fremont semi-conductor company is moving to albany, new york. group 4 labs is taking 50 high- tech jobs with it. the company also recently announced plans to manufacture and test plant in syracuse. >>> the scientific breakthrough that's happening at a lab here in the bay area. that's tonight's special report. >>> plus -- >> students get less time in curriculum and you will see how it snowballs. >> why a bay area lawmaker says the federal government may not be there to bail out those people. >>> a new study out
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
plants here in america. one senator asked the head of the nuclear regulatory commission if any u.s. plants are as of the same design as the crippled plants this japan. >> all the reactors we have of a similar type have undergone modifications and improvements to deal with the kinds of situations we're seeing in japan. >> because of the disaster in japan, the owners of the nuclear power plant outside of san diego are proposing a new earthquake safety study of that plant. the review had actually been in the works months before the disaster in japan. the public ewe tills commission must first approve the proposal since it would be funded through the rates customers paid. it's expected to cost an estimated $21 million. >>> we have developing news. a judge dismissed a drug sales case after watching a surveillance video. the officers entered without a warrant and asked the defendant a medical marijuana patient where his money was. this is the latest case in a scandal involving videos showing what defense attorneys say is illegal searches and arrest by san francisco officers. >>> don't le
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am PDT
tsunami. >>> well, the world's biggest automaker warns it may have to curb production in north america because of a shortage of parts. toyota says most of the parts used in its u.s. and canadian factories are made in north america, but some come from japan where production was shut down after that big earthquake. toyota says it does not know yet which factories will be closed or for how long. >>> well, in just a few hours testimony resumes in barry bonds' perjury trial in san francisco. this morning the defense will continue its cross-examination of bonds' former business partner. yesterday he testified that he secretly taped bonds' trainer, greg anderson, in the giants locker room in 2003. anderson talks about cysts forming if steroids are injected in the same part of the body. now listen carefully. this tape is hard to hear. [ indiscernible ] >> his testimony is expected to wrap up this morning. then the giants' long time equipment manager, mike murphy, is set to take the stand. now you can get updates on the trial any time of day or night at ktvu.com. just click on the bonds trial t
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Mar 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
rest of the first family are in latin america. today's stop in brazil is the first in what will be a five- day tour of latin america to discuss economic and security issues with key leaders in several countries. during his weekly online video address, the president talked about the importance of going on this trip. >> we've always had a special bond with our neighbors to the south. it's a bond born of shared history and values and strengthened by the millions of americans who proudly trace their roots to latin america. >> other countries the president plans on visiting include el salvador and chile. >>> officials in brazil and rio de janeiro have spent the last week putting a finishing touches on their city's streets as they prepare to welcome president obama. security is expected to be very tight, and residents in both sights are boeing asked to avoid the roadways during his visit. >>> president obama is also planning on coming back to the bay area next month. during his most recent visit in february, he met with high-tech leaders in woodside. details of the upcoming trip are kept
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Mar 28, 2011 10:00pm PDT
blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. and as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass gaves before taking action. >> reporter: and while condemning gadhafi, the president reiterated that u.s. ground forces will not invade libya because the costs will be too high. >> to be blunt we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: after the speech john mccain said that gadhafi should be taken out and the president didn't go far enough. if we tell gadhafi don't worry, i think that is encourage dog gadhafi. >> reporter: to answer critics who say he waited too long to act mr. obama said that the no- fly zone was established in 31 days. it took more than a year to do the same in bosnia and the clock is ticking for gadhafi. >> but it should be clear to those around gadhafi and to every libyan that history is not on gadhafi's side. >> reporter: the president said nato will take over leadership of the military action in libya on wednesday and economic sanctions will continue to try to press accordant gadhafi to step down
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
people. and forces were about to carry about another brutal attack. >> the united states of america is different. as president i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> reporter: john mccain spoke after the president. he said in general he supported president obama's effort but he also questioned why the president wanted moammar gadhafi out of power but wouldn't commit to a military plan for a regime plan. >> if we end up where moammar gadhafi could cling to power we could see a reenactment of what happened after the first gulf war. >> reporter: president obama said that is one reason he didn't want to commit to ground forces in libya. ken waynektvu channel 2 news. >>> plutonium found at the news- democrat no, ma'am in which. -- at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant in japan. high levels of radiation were also discovered in sea water off shore from the plant. as we told you, uc berkeley researchers who are monitoring found increased radiation and have been testing rain water and right now testing tap water. early testing on milk sa
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am PST
/east coast explain. this is the second year virgin america has picked up the tab to send the chihuahuas to the bick ap toll a shelter where the dogs are guaranteed to get adopted. last year, a line around the shelter started to form around the building despite early temperatures. >> they were really calm on the flight. most of them slept most of the way. >> you are looking at the brother and sister here, both headed to the adoption site. twenty chihuahuas were left behind in san francisco. if you want to follow the other 14 dogs on their way to new york city, you can do so, check out virgin america on facebook or twitter. reporting live in san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, jade. >>> this afternoon, barry bonds heads back to federal court in san francisco the he's expected to reenter his not guilty plea at this final major hearing before the scheduled beginning of hit perjury trial -- of his perjury trial in three weeks. he will testify with his trainer, craig anderson. anderson has refused to testify against him in the upcome -- upcoming trial. >>> two po
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